125th Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert - “In Sweet Joy,” featuring the Gonzaga University Choirs. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., St. Aloysius Church on Gonzaga University campus. Advance: $12/general, $5/students and seniors; at the door: $15/general, $10/seniors and students. (509) 313-6733.
Readings and Carols of the Advent Season - Featuring the Cathedral Choir. Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. $5. (509) 358-4290.
Christmas Festival Concerts - “Arise, Shine!” with the Whitworth University choirs. Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets available at www.whitworth.edu/ musictickets. Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $18/adults, $15/students and seniors. (800) 532-4668.
Washington Idaho Symphony - “Prost!” conducted by Jeremy Briggs Roberts and guest artist Keri McCarthy. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Domey/Gladish auditorium in Pullman; and Sunday. 3 p.m., Clarkston High School, Clarkston, Wash., $20/general, free/age 17 and younger with paying adult. (509) 332-3408.
Acoustic Concert - Richard Kriehn, will be joined by Dave Snider and Tim Williams playing an acoustic mix. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Artisans at Dahmen Barn, Highway 195, Uniontown, Wash. $8. (509) 229-3414.
“Magic of Christmas” Concert - Featuring the choirs of Charter Academy, Coeur d’Alene and Lake City high schools. Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m.-midnight, North Idaho College Shuler Auditorium in Boswell Hall, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Reserved seating $20/adults, $15/seniors and $8/students up to age 18. (208) 765-3833.
Holiday Swing and Auction - Featuring the Spokane All-City High School Jazz Ensembles and special guests, the Eastern Jazz Ensemble. Rob Tapper, conductor. Sunday, 3 p.m., Eastern Washington University, Music Building Recital Hall, Cheney. $5/adults, $3/seniors and students. (509) 259-2241.
Magical Strings’ Celtic Yultide - Favorite carols, children’s processional and an audience participation interlude are all parts of the Bouldings’ Yuletide tradition. Sunday, 3 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20-$24/adults, $18-$22/seniors and students. (509) 456-4899.
Handel’s Messiah Concert and Community Sing-Along - A century-long tradition featuring a full choir, chamber orchestra and soloists. For community sing-along singers, there is a pre-concert rehearsal at 2:30 p.m. Please arrive by 2:15 to check out a score (or bring your own) and get seated. Sunday, 4 p.m., 318 S. Cedar St. Free. (509) 747-1058.
Spokane All-City Ensembles Concert - Featuring the SAC High School Jazz Ensembles and The Bob Curnow Big Band. Monday. 6:30 p.m., Ichiban Sushi Lounge, Ichiban, 202 W. Third Ave. Free. (509) 359-7073.
Singing Nuns “Light of Lights” - Wednesday and Dec. 15. 16th annual presentation in their Christmas Evermore concert series. Guest artists include Central Valley High School Wind Ensemble. Shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. $20/general, $16/seniors and students age 11 and younger. 1 (800) 325-SEAT.
Upper Columbia Academy Holiday Concert - Fifth annual “Christmas at the Fox” concert featuring a Symphonic Band, a String Ensemble, a mass Choir and a small choral ensemble performs Christmas standards, classical and jazz, sacred and secular. Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 624-1200.
Dickens of a Dinner - Victorian feast with a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Shows Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. For tickets, call (509) 327-1113. For more information, visit www.lionaround.org. The Lion’s Share, 1627 N. Atlantic St. $40 for dinner and show.
“A Christmas Carol”- Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Runs through Dec. 18. Spokane Civic Theatre, Main Stage, 1020 N. Howard St. $29/adults; $27/seniors and military; $22/students; $11/student rush (available 20 minutes before a performance; not available for shows near to selling out). (509) 325-2507.
“Sisters of Swing: The Story of the Andrews Sisters”- Interplayers presents Beth Gilleland and Bob Beverage’s play about one of the best-selling female vocal groups of all time. Shows tonight through Saturday and Wednesday through Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; and Dec. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Interplayers Theatre, 174 S. Howard St. (509) 455-7529 or 1 (800) 325-SEAT.
“Little Women”- Presented by Theater Arts for Children. Shows Friday and Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.; Saturday and Dec. 17 at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. $10/general, $8/children ages 12 and younger. (509) 995-6718.
“ G.I. Holiday Jukebox” - USO tribute show presented by Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre. Shows Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Runs through Dec. 23. For details, visit www.cdasummertheatre.com. Coeur d’Alene Resort Theatre, Coeur d’Alene. $20/adults, $25/premiere, $18/children. (208) 769-7780.
“ Legally Blonde the Musical” - Tonight through Saturday at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets available at the door. Lewis and Clark High School, 521 W. Fourth Ave. $10. (509) 354-6907.
“One Bethlehem Night”- Dinner theatre presented by Northwoods Performing Arts. Tickets available at Seeber’s Drugstore in Newport or by calling (208) 448-1294. Tonight and Friday. The Circle Moon Theater, Highway 211 off of Highway 2, Newport, Wash. $20/dinner and show; $12/adults, $10/children and seniors for show-only. (509) 447-3004.
Festival of Short Plays - Student-directed and acted plays presented by the Whitworth University Theatre Department. Shows tonight at 7 p.m., Cowles Auditorium and Stage II, Whitworth University. (509) 777-3707.
10-Minute Play Festival - Eight student-written, -directed, and -produced plays a night for three nights. Tonight through Saturday, 7-10 p.m., University of Idaho Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow, Idaho. $5. (208) 885-6465.
“Sorry! Wrong Chimney!”- A yuletide farce by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears. Tonight, 7:30 p.m., Lake City Playhouse, 1320 E. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. $17/adults; $15/student and veterans; $9/children. (208) 667-1323.
“The Lying Kind” - Ignite! Community Theatre presents British playwright Anthony Nielson’s black farce set during Christmastime. Shows Friday and Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Dec. 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ticketpeak.com/ignite. Spokane Masonic Center, Fourth Floor Commandery Room, 1108 W. Riverside Ave. $15/adults, $13/seniors, students and military. (509) 795-0004.
“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”- Dark comedy about teens growing up and finding their identities presented by WSU student theater group, STAGE. Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Reserve tickets at email@example.com or buy at the door. Show content includes sex, drugs and violence. WSU Daggy Hall, Wadleigh Theatre, Washington State University, Pullman. $10/adults, $8/students. (425) 301-4700.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” - A 1940s radio-style live presentation where the audience is part of a “radio studio,” complete with a group singing local commercials. Presented by Sandpoint Onstage. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 16-17 at 7 p.m. and matinees on Saturday and Dec. 17 at 1 p.m., Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint. $12/adults, $10/seniors and students, $8/age 13 and younger. (208) 263-9191.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” - Spokane Children’s Theatre presents this play about ill-behaved kids who takeover a church’s annual Christmas pageant. Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. Both performances on Saturday will be signed for the deaf. Spokane Falls Community College, Spartan Theatre, Building 5, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $10/child, $12/adult. 1 (800) 325-SEAT.
“Young Frankenstein” - Dec. 15-18. Part of Best of Broadway series. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Season tickets: $127.50-$290.50, includes five shows. (800) 325-SEAT.
“The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge”- A holiday reader’s theatre production presented by Pend Oreille Players Association. Shows Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 3 p.m., Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. Adults: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $5/youth ages 5-18. (509) 671-3389.
Scripts Wanted for “The Scenes of Life III” - Spokane Community College Players is asking for one-act scripts to be directed and performed by students. The scripts should be 10 minutes in length and have no more than a PG-13 rating. Deadline is Jan. 6. Anyone from the community may submit and see their creative writing come to life. Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-7387.